Youngsters add their views to Carmarthenshire’s Wellbeing plan
Young people across Carmarthenshire gave their views on what was important to them to help shape the future of the county.
This year’s Youth Conference gave them the opportunity to share their views on health and well-being, which will be fed into Carmarthenshire’s Wellbeing plan, being produced by the new Public Services Board.
Well-being covers topics such as education, the environment, safety, health, jobs, the economy and all matters young people need to be happy, healthy and successful.
A number of workshops took place at the conference and members of the Public Services Board (PSB) were in attendance to give advice and receive feedback.
Youth Council Chair Brittany Bingham, aged19, said: “I hope the Future Generations Act will have an impact on not just Wales today but on our future in Carmarthenshire, for every generation to come after us.
“It was a really good day to see so many young people discussing and giving their opinions on their well-being and of their community.
“It’s was so important to have so many young people involved in the conference as well-being differs from person to person, each of us is an individual with different opinions and needs and this effects our well-being.
“The information we have gathered from the conference will be fed in to Carmarthenshire’s assessment Process of the new Well-Being Plan that is be developed.”
The PSB is a collection of public organisations working together to improve the health and well-being of Carmarthenshire.
It was set up to deliver the seven national goals of the Well-being of Future Generations Act, which outlines how public bodies must work, and work together.
Executive board member for youth services Cllr Gareth Jones said: “Feedback from the Youth Conference will feed into our well-being plan, it is vitally important that the views of young people are included in any future decision-making.”